Chevrolet today unveiled the 2015 Colorado Sport concept — a midsize pickup truck that allows travelers to stow larger items such as bikes and kayaks above the bed, leaving room for smaller gear, such as coolers and tents, inside the bed.
“It’s not just mountain bikes, but just about any passion you can name, from kayaking, fishing, dirt bikes, and more,” says Tony Johnson, spokesman for the Colorado brand. “It’s a truck for those who need the versatility of a pickup to support their work and lifestyle interests, but don’t need a full-size truck to do it.”
Accessories were at the heart of Colorado Sport’s development, giving customers options to match its capabilities with integrated functionality and designs to complement the styling, Johnson says.
Additional accessories — which can be purchased through Chevy dealers and be factored into financing for the vehicle — include assist steps, cargo rings, splash guards, tiered storage, bike rack, cargo divider, and wheel lip moldings.
The 2015 Colorado is available in extended- or crew-cab models, with a choice of a 2.5L four-cylinder or 3.6L V-6 engine. The latter helps the vehicle achieve 27 miles per gallon on the highway, while producing up to 305 horsepower.
Inside, the Colorado offers features Chevy MyLink with a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and applications including lane departure warning and forward collision alert. The rear offers an easy lift-and-lower tailgate and rear bumper assist steps, which eases cargo loading.
Prices for the 2015 model start at $20,995 for a four-door extended cab model with a 200-horsepower, four-cylinder engine.